Sustainability and viability of marginal land agriculture : urban and arid-land food systems.

dc.contributor.authorSidell, Ciara.
dc.date.accessioned2016-03-22T19:13:37Z
dc.date.available2016-03-22T19:13:37Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.description117 leaves : color illustrations.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references: leaves 114-117.
dc.description.abstractThis thesis comparatively analyzes urban and arid-land agriculture, looking specifically at the sustainability and viability of these two marginal land food systems. The potential of improving both systems' sustainability and viability is explored through analyzing the three pillars of sustainability: environmental, economics and sociocultural. The author synthesizes the practices and concludes that the development of urban and arid-land food systems is viable -- capable of succeeding -- only if the environmental, economic, and sociocultural sustainability of the systems are maximized and well balanced. Sustainably developing food systems in agriculturally marginal land areas -- the areas of present-day growth and future prosperity -- is necessary when considering the realities of urbanization and desertification.
dc.description.tableofcontentsArid-land and urban food systems explained -- Sustainability and viability -- Three pillars of sustainability -- Environmental sustainability -- Economic sustainability -- Sociocultural sustainability -- Marginal land food systems around the world -- Arid-land food systems -- Environmental sustainability of arid-land food systems -- Sociocultural sustainability of arid-land food systems -- Urban food systems -- Environmental sustainability of urban agriculture -- Economic sustainability of urban food systems -- Sociocultural sustainability of urban food systems.
dc.identifier.otherW Thesis 1496
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11040/24326
dc.language.isoen-US
dc.publisherWheaton College (Norton, Mass.)
dc.subjectUndergraduate research.
dc.subjectUndergraduate thesis.
dc.subject.lcshUrban agriculture.
dc.subject.lcshArid regions agriculture.
dc.subject.lcshSustainable agriculture.
dc.subject.lcshFood supply.
dc.subject.lcshSustainable urban development.
dc.titleSustainability and viability of marginal land agriculture : urban and arid-land food systems.
dc.typeThesis
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